‘Voices of Original Nations and Peoples’

This year’s annual gathering hosted by our Kanaka Maoli Relatives
Maui, Kingdom of Hawaii

‘E komo mai - The First Kanaka’

Aloha Mai Kakou We the Kanaka Maoli of Maui invite you to begin a relationship among Original Nations and Peoples of the world; Learning about each other as individual peoples, as well as sharing our culture through our stories and songs. E komo mai (welcome!) - Join us for an intercultural, interfaith sharing of experience and knowledge for the profound social, cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues reflecting the impacts to the health and well-being of our collective Nations and our Planet.

Saturday – September 23
Friends, Allies and Relatives
Live and Virtual

All Times are Hawaii Standard Time

Day’s Activities
Today we locate ourselves to the south side of the island. We will travel in the morning to a significant cultural restoration area and later return to the local University of Hawaii Maui campus for our Live Broadcast day of speakers and events ‘To hear the ‘Voices of Our Original Nations and Peoples’. The evening is filled with stories, songs and performance as we end the day with the FAR (Friends, Allies and Relatives Visiting Hour) and the Stories and Songs of the People Celebration with our special invited guests and performing artists.

7:30am Travel to Wetlands Restoration area

Visit with Cody Kokomon Nemet Tuitivaiti who will share the vision and experience of the regenerative process of this culturally significant wetlands area of the island. The neglect and overdevelopment of the area inspired Cody to found the Ainakuko’a O Waiohuli Kai and develop restoration of the wetlands.
8:30am Return to Kahului for set up at University of Hawaii


Stories and Songs 8 glyphs 2023